A new waste and recycling depot has opened in Metheringham after a £4 million investment by North Kesteven District Council.
The council collects around 3.4 million general waste, recycling and garden waste bins each year, with this figure set to increase as more homes are built in the district.
Lincoln-based company Lindum Construction built the new depot, along with seven new business units, at Scoley Court off the Moorland Trading Estate in Metheringham.
The new building will be more environmentally friendly as its built-in rainwater harvesting system cuts down on water use for cleaning the fleet of vehicles.
The new depot also has a fully kitted serving bay.
The former depot on Sleaford Road is due to be demolished in the near future.
Managing Director at Lindum Construction Simon Gregory said: “As a Lincolnshire-based construction company, it is incredibly satisfying to work on something which will make a real difference to the local community.
“It is also rewarding to provide much-improved facilities for people who deliver such an important service to thousands of households.
“In addition to the depot building, the business units will enhance the commercial offering in this part of North Kesteven and we were proud to discover that the project has been nominated for an award in the NK Building Excellence Awards, which take place on June 7 in Sleaford.”
Head of Environment and Public Protection at North Kesteven District Council David Steels added: “It is clear that people appreciate the waste and recycling services now and we are determined this will continue in the future.
“More houses are going to be built across the District following the adoption of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and it’s important to ensure the services the authority provides alongside this are of the highest standards.”